Name of Industrialist: Henry Ford How did he acquire his wealth? He acquire his wealth by being a self-made man, that revolutionize the car industry in the 90’s. How he (or his related industries) treated workers? Ford manage to lowered the cost of manufacturing, while providing a wage correspondent to more than double of the previous average. He is known for the “skilled workers who earn steady wages.” But like most industries of the time, employees had severe health problems cause by the repetitiveness nature of the job and work place conditions.
The Rise of the Automobile in 1920s in The Great Gatsby Perhaps no invention affected American everyday life in the 20th century more than the automobile. The invention and improvement of the automobile not only changed the America society, but also the whole world.The rapidly growing automobile industry led by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produced new and better models every year to supply the insatiable public demand. Increased wages and lower cost vehicles made possible through mass production meant that cars became increasingly affordable, although 3 out of 4 cars were bought on installment plans. In the book, The Great Gatsby, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald mentioned the automobile repeatedly. This marked that the automobile had already been a significant part of the society at that time.
Overall, during the transportation revolution, construction of turnpikes, roads, canals, and railroads led to the market economy expansion, an increased population in America and alternations of the physical landscape of America. As American factories and farms started to produce more goods businessmen and legislators began to create a faster and cheaper way to get goods distributed to consumers. Around 1820, Americans began to build canals and steamboats, railroad, and extend roads linking the Atlantic Coast with new states in the Trans Appalachian west. Canals and Steamboats shrunk the distance of carrying goods from one place to another and could haul the most cargo for transportation. A well-known waterway called the Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes region to the Atlantic Ocean and cost 7 million dollars.
The first reason the Second Industrial Revolution changed European society was that it had a changed the current consumer society and helped to create the modern consumer culture. Another reason is in the late 19th century people had extra money and were able to start buying products for leisure and luxury rather than because they needed the item because of the creation of many new and available jobs and more money circulating on the European economic markets. The new industries that developed were the fashion industry, the auto mobile industry, the chemical industry, and the electrical industry. The automobile industry arguably had the biggest impact on the twentieth century because it transformed the mobility of the people and it created
The Civil War had concluded and America was on the path to rebuilding itself as a single nation. America experienced many changes such as large amounts of urbanization and industrialization, while also taking their own chance at imperialism. America’s urbanization and industrialization was a result of the Civil War. Many individuals began transitioning from rural areas to urban areas by the beginning of the twentieth century. These urban areas began to experience new inventions such as the automobile, highways, and entertainment such as sports and film.
but slowly, the growth rate in San Francisco started to decline, while Detroit city started to introduce new technology to market. In 1910, Ford presented the first moving assembly line, which influenced on U.S. economic and Social movement as well. Because of new invention in market, auto mobile company, Ford created jobs, which provided beneficial environment for worker, also centralized population in Detroit for residential service. As furthermore, this money flow and impact brought people into the city. Figure 3. shows significant impact on population; this slope of line presents how fast the city grow with population in between years, not only the size, but functionality as well.
(The Brewing Industry) Railroads are gaining profit because alcohol producing companies are paying them to distribute their product to stores. Telegraph companies are benefiting due to different companies interacting and negotiating with each other. Lastly, mechanical refrigeration units are not cheap, so if alcohol companies are buying the units, the makers of the refrigeration units are making huge profits. This complex flow of money helps the economy run smoothly. On the other hand, the prohibition of alcohol had a very negative affect on the economy.
Overall cars started a dramatic impact on society. In the 1920’s the model T was very know and was mass produced. As it was assembly line produced. As said by Henry Ford “Car prices lowered from $850 in 1908 to $300 in 1925 (The Roaring Twenty’s 6). The prices start to lower since the car was mass produced on an assembly line.
The American Dream in the 1920’s was defined by the ability to advance in society and become materially wealthy with the emergence of a consumer culture. This revolutionary period of technology gave rise to the popularity of the automobile and the creation of the minimum wage alongside the decreasing cost of manufacturing commercial goods, and the ownership of a car became essential to the Dream due to the growing ease of purchasing one. Aside from transportation technology, life in the 20’s was changed with the introduction of electricity into homes; appliances like the refrigerator and the vacuum became a necessity beside the shift from food either made in the home or purchased for a low price to more fresh fruits and vegetables and processed
For example, gas stations and auto repair shops. Now, most of United State citizens own cars, and it wouldn 't have been possible without the brave people who invented the automobile. Conclusion The invention of the automobile transformed people 's lives. It changed our ways of transportation so much so that we use them about everyday. Our technology is only getting better and soon enough the car will be tweaked and more superior than now.
America began to prosper in the 1920’s because of industrial production being up, wages were rising, and the unemployment rates were low. After World War I America was the world’s leading economic power, because of all the technological changes happening in the industrial companies. Technological changes were happening in many industries, for example Henry Ford began to make his cars on an assembly line, which enabled him to sale more cars and cheaper products. America also had a lot of natural resources, oil being one of them, which is essential in cars. Oil was also very abundant so it sold for cheap prices.
There were many factors that cause to change the American society. In 1920s the American economy began to become strong and the automobile introduced a new way of life to America and pushed America forward. In addition, the American people enjoyed the highest standard of living and they were able to afford luxury items. The motor car industry was the new form industry and it used the method of mass production and assembly line. Henry Ford was a pioneer who produced a car for ordinary family and manufactured the first Model T and reduced the prices by mass production.
By the end of the war American Industry was small, and hand labor would remain widespread which would limit the capacity of the industry. After the war the Industry of America would change very dramatically, hand labor was replaced by machinery this would increase the production capacity tremendously. The new railways would provide for goods being distributed very far. Inventors would innovate new and wanted products to the public then the businesses would be able to provide products quickly and in much larger quantities. Another thing about Industrial Growth was that investors and bankers would help business leaders by supplying them with huge amounts of money so that they would be able to expand their
Henry Ford and his invention: The Assembly Line was one of the most important chapters in the 20th century, and one of the great leaps of the Industrialization. Before 1913, Ford has already been looking for ways to improve the production number of his best-selling Model T, in order to reduce the production cost and so to lower the price and be able to sell it in great numbers. To building the predecessor of Model T, the Model N, the process required parts of the automobile to be arranged beforehand, put the under-construction car on a skid and slowly dragged it down the line as they work and finish the car step by step. In which, the working hour required by the construction of each car became unsatisfactory. In 1913, Henry Ford invented the first assembly line for mass-production of automobiles, inspired by the continuously-flowing procedures of manufacturing from other fields, especially food and clothing products.
The message of the film is that that even a society that was once so high and in demand and somewhere that everyone wanted to be, can come down at some point, an economic collapse. Getting so many people together all at once in one place can lead to a change the culture. Summary: Henry Ford the creator of Ford cars, helps shape the way that Detroit developed. His mass production of the automobile brought in many workers from all over, they wanted to be a part of what he was offering, which was a higher wage, which would allow for a better life. What comes up must come down, that is exactly what happened to the city of Detroit, people began to leave and parts of Detroit turned into ruins, people were segregated and crime grew.